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December 4, 2018 6:03 AM Fly Jamaica faces another lawsuit over crash landing

A Canadian law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana's main international airport last month. According to a statement from the Toronto-based Rochon Genova LLP, the proposed class-action was filed last Friday, seeking compensation for passengers 7

December 2, 2018 6:16 AM Auction flyer on social media false, says Customs

Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) yesterday said that a flyer being circulated on social media claiming that it will be holding auctions is false. “In this regard, persons are urged to desist from further circulating this flyer or share its contents,” Customs said in a news release. The agency explained that in keeping with the Customs Act, all auctions relating 2

November 25, 2018 5:53 AM Paul Salmon wins COJO Humanitarian Award

Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc, a New York-based non-profit organisation registered with the New York City Bureau of Charities, will present awards to four honorees who through their respective endeavours have sought to play a role in positively impacting the future of children in Jamaica and the United States. COJO's mission is to help improve 10

November 25, 2018 5:53 AM Airlines announce new winter flights to C'bean

With the winter tourist season approaching, a number of airlines in North America have announced new schedules and routes to the Caribbean. Earlier this month, Spirit announced that for 2019, it will add another two routes to Jamaica – Kingston and Montego Bay – from its new home base in Orlando. “We're excited to be back in Orlando announcing even more destinations 6

November 23, 2018 7:02 AM First Cuban doctors return over spat with Brazil's

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The first of more than 6,000 Cuban doctors working in Brazil arrived back on the Communist-run island yesterday after Havana announced it was withdrawing from a medical aid programme over a spat with President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Cuba announced Wednesday it was pulling thousands of its doctors out of Brazil in response to Bolsonaro's 6

November 21, 2018 6:31 AM Between the Rock and a hard Brexit: New hurdle for EU

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — It has long been Northern Ireland that has bedevilled efforts to negotiate an orderly Brexit, but now another British territory has emerged to haunt the talks: Gibraltar. With the hours counting down to Sunday's summit to sign an accord on overseeing Britain's departure form the European Union, Spain has threatened to bring 8

November 19, 2018 2:21 PM Canadian Government seeking details concerning death of citizen days after she survived Fly Jamaica crash landing

The federal government in Canada has made contact with officials in Guyana to get more information on a Canadian citizen who died days after the Fly Jamaica plane she was on bound for Toronto crash-landed at Cheddi Jagan International Airport when it was forced to return to the South American country in an emergency. A spokesperson for Global Affairs 3

November 16, 2018 6:07 AM Grenada on target to meet visitor arrivals figure

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada says it is gearing to welcome half-a-million visitors to the island with tourism officials backing its “marketing beyond the main hub” campaign. “We're on track to meet our target of 500,000 overall visitors to Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique this year and being at World Travel Market provided an unrivalled 8

November 12, 2018 1:10 PM Fly Jamaica passengers contemplating legal action

Canada's City News Network is reporting that Fly Jamaica Airways could be faced with legal troubles following Friday's crash landing of one of its planes at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana, with some of the passengers contemplating suing the airline in a class action lawsuit (known as Representative Action in Jamaica). This followed 4

November 10, 2018 2:47 PM 2 J'cans nabbed with cocaine at airport in N Carolina

North Carolina, United States (CMC) — The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says two Jamaicans had been arrested at for attempting to smuggle more than six pounds of cocaine into the country with a street value of US$90,000. It said that the two were arrested two days apart when they arrived at the Charlotte-Douglas International 6